Future First Line Center Receives High Praise from Bruins Head Coach

Published August 31, 2023 at 3:50 PM
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Pavel Zacha is stepping into the spotlight as the upcoming top line center for the team following Bergeron's retirement.

Coach Jim Montgomery acknowledges the leadership void left by veterans Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, emphasizing the crucial role Zacha now plays on line one, while Charlie Coyle holds line two.

Zacha showcased his potential last season with 21 goals and 36 assists, amassing an impressive 57 points in a full 82-game season. Coach Montgomery's optimism shines through in his assessment:

"I think (Zacha's ceiling) is significantly higher. Not only is he physically prepared, more importantly, I believe he's mentally ready for the increased responsibility."



At 26 years old, Zacha's recent four-year, $19 million contract with the Bruins solidifies his position and potential impact on the team's top two lines.

Credit: Thehockeywriters
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